How to use Siri for iPhone & iPad. The ultimate guide

How to use Siri for iPhone & iPad. The ultimate guide

PostPosted by stuart » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:36 pm

Everything you need to know about setting up & using Siri on your iPhone or iPad.

Siri is the name of Apples personal digital assistant. It's basically voice control that talks back to you, that understands relationships & context & with a personality straight out of Pixar. Ask Siri questions, or ask Siri to do things for you, just like you would ask a real assistant. And Siri will help keep you connected, informed, in the right place & on time. You can even use Siris built in dictation feature to enter text almost everywhere by simply using your voice.

How to use Siri

1. Press & hold the home button on your iPhone or iPad to activate Siri.

2. Once you hear the two dings, you can release the home button & start speaking a command or dictation to Siri.

How to edit a Siri question or demand

If Siri misheard you, you made a mistake, or you changed your mind, it's easiest to just tap the microphone icon & ask Siri the question or issue the command again, however if you'd rather edit your original question or command, you can do that too. This trick comes in handy when Siri consistently doesn't understand a proper name or unique word correctly.

1. Launch Siri by pressing & holding the home button on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Dictate a request

3. Scroll up to view the text you've spoken if it isn't on the screen already

4. Tap on the text you spoke in order to edit it

5. Change anything you'd like & then hit done on the bottom right of the keyboard

How to get contact information with Siri

Siri can quickly find you the contact information for anyone on your iPhone-far more quickly than tapping, scrolling & visually picking them out

1. Press & hold down the home button to activate Siri

2. Tell Siri who's contact information you want to see

3. If there is more than one person matching your request, Siri will ask you to confirm which you'll like information for

4. Siri will present you with the information you've requested
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Re: How to use Siri for iPhone & iPad. The ultimate guide

PostPosted by Cleoriff » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:05 pm

Great informative post Stu :legend
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Re: How to use Siri for iPhone & iPad. The ultimate guide

PostPosted by stuart » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:05 pm

Thanks D
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Re: How to use Siri for iPhone & iPad. The ultimate guide

PostPosted by Gillsfankev » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:36 pm

Cheers Stuart!
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Re: How to use Siri for iPhone & iPad. The ultimate guide

PostPosted by stuart » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:42 pm

Thanks Kev, possibly this could be made a sticky?
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Re: How to use Siri for iPhone & iPad. The ultimate guide

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Your wish is my command!

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Re: How to use Siri for iPhone & iPad. The ultimate guide

PostPosted by stuart » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:44 pm

Thanks my friend
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Re: How to use Siri for iPhone & iPad. The ultimate guide

PostPosted by silverlady » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:39 pm

Siri is not very good for the Scottish accent
I use my daughters old baby toys and Siri seems to understand it :lol
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Re: How to use Siri for iPhone & iPad. The ultimate guide

PostPosted by pdmoulsher » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:01 pm

:lmao
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Re: How to use Siri for iPhone & iPad. The ultimate guide

PostPosted by stuart » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:40 pm

silverlady wrote:Siri is not very good for the Scottish accent
I use my daughters old baby toys and Siri seems to understand it :lol



I have said things before to Siri & it gets very emotional :lmao
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